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  • Published: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742537757
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

A Bitter Taste

A Catherine Berlin Novel

A Bitter Taste, the new Catherine Berlin novel from Annie Hauxwell is fast-paced, addictive crime spiked with grit and grunge. 

Treachery becomes a habit. 
London is in the grip of a stifling heatwave. The city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle. Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin suffers while working the lowest of investigations: matrimonial.
The city's junkies are in the grip of a drought of a different kind. Sonja Kvist a strung-out ghost from Berlin's past, turns up on her doorstep. Sonja daughter is missing. An unpaid debt leaves Berlin no choice but to take the case of the missing ten-year-old. 
Berlin is back. And soon the hunter becomes the hunted: corrupt detectives are on Berlin's tail chasing drugs she doesn't have, a young girl is murdered and the matrimonial case unravels.

And the temperature keeps rising.
A Bitter Taste is addictive, fast-paced crime fiction spiked with grit and grunge. 
'Fast-paced and gripping and just perfect for the crime-fiction junkie.' Geelong Advertiser
'Tough, fast-paced and peopled with believable characters, this is crime fiction for the 21st century.' Sunday Canberra Times

Praise for In Her Blood

'A promising new series.' Financial Times (UK)

'A full-throttle page-turner.' West Australian

  • Pub date: 22 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742537757
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Annie Hauxwell

Annie Hauxwell abandoned the law to work as an investigator, after stints as a psychiatric nurse, cleaner, sociologist and taxi driver. She divides her time between London, where she was born, and a country town in Australia. In addition to the Catherine Berlin series, she has written for the screen and stage.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Davitt Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • Best Adult Crime novel

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